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Will of Sarah (Robinson) Hougham (1759-1839) transcribed



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This is the last will and testament of me Sarah Hougham widow of the late William Hougham of Barton Court in the parish of Saint Paul near and without the walls of the City of Canterbury in the County of Kent, Esquire.

I give and devise all that my money or tenements and the grounds and appurtenance thereunto belonging situate and being in or near the parish of Saint Peter the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent and at or near a certain place there called Broadstairs unto George Morris Taswell the youngest son of my late half sister Sonora Taswell his heirs and assigns for ever.

I also give devise and bequeath unto the said George Morris Taswell his heirs and assigns being the owner of the aforesaid messuage or tenement all my right to the and interest of and in a certain pew marked with the number five in the gallery in the aforesaid parish church of Saint Peter in the Isle of Thanet and also of and in a certain other pew or seat to be made in a certain chapel now in the cause of being built and erected or lately built and erected at or near the above mentioned place called Broadstairs together with all my right to make there thereof.

I also give and bequeath unto the Kent and Canterbury hospital near the city of Canterbury the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to the treasurer of the said hospital for the time being in trust to be applied to the purposes of the said hospital I also give and bequeath to the treasurer of the Canterbury xx in charity the sum of fifty pounds in trust to be applied towards the purposes of that institution and I direct that the duties payable on each of the aforesaid xxxx legacies to government shall be paid by my executor and charged by him to the residue of my personal estate and that for each of the said sums of money a receipt of the treasurer of the said respective charitable institution shall be a sufficient discharge to my executor.

I also give and bequeath to William Taswell of Tockington in the parish of Olveston in the county of Gloucester esquire and the Reverend Edward Gregory of xxx Hill in the parish of Patrixbourne in the County of Kent clerk joint executors administrators and assigns the sum of five thousand pounds as capital stock which I am interested in or entitled unto in the joint stock of the old south sea annuity to hold stand possessed and interested of and concerning the same with all dividends and interest to accrue therefrom for and upon the trusts and for the intents and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say upon trust to assign transfer and make over the said sum of five thousand pounds capital stock as well as the dividends and interest thereof to such person or persons from time to time and in such parts shares and proportions and for such intents and purposes as Mary Casinagar Moore Skelton the daughter of my said half sister and now the wife of John Skelton Esquire a colonel in the East India Service shall at anytime or times during her natural life notwithstanding her coverture and whether covert or sale by any deed or deeds writing or writings with or without power of revocation to be by her signs with her proper hand in the presence of two or more reliable witnesses or by her last will and testament in writing or any writing purporting to be or in the nature of her last will and testament to be signed and published in the presence of the like number of witnesses direct and appoint and in the meantime and until any such direction or appointment to pay the dividends and interest thereof unto the proper hands of the said Mary Casinagar Moore Skelton for her sole and separate use and benefit whose receipt shall at all times be a sufficient discharge for the same and in default of such direction or appointment and as to such part and so much of the said sum of five thousand pounds capital stock and the dividends and interest thereof whereof no such direction or appointment shall be made upon trust for and after the decease of the said Mary Casinagar Moore Skelton to pay assign transfer and make over the same unto her executors or administrators of the said Mary Casinagar Moore Skelton and I do hereby direct that whether the said sum of five thousand pounds capital stock or the dividends or interest thereof or any part thereof shall in any manner be subject to the control debts or engagements of the said husband and the receipt of the said Mary Casinagar Moore Skelton or of her appointee or appointees shall from time to time notwithstanding her coverture be a sufficient release and discharge to the said trustees respectively for so much money as in such receipt or receipts shall be expected to be retained and in case the said William Taswell and Edward Gregory or either of them shall die or desire to be discharged from the trusts hereby in them reposed before the said trusts shall be fully executed and performed then and in either of the said cases when and so often as the same shall appear it shall be lawful to and for the said Mary Casinagar Moore Skelton notwithstanding her coverture by writing in her hand attested by two or more reliable witnesses to nominate substitute or appoint any other person or persons to be a trustee or trustees for the purposes aforesaid in the places or stead of such former trustee or trustees and so from time to time and when and so often as there shall be occasion to nominate any other person or persons to be a new trustee or trustees and when and so often as any new trustee or trustees shall be nominated or appointed as aforesaid all and singular the trust previous hereby given and bequeathed to my said trustees as aforesaid or so much thereof as shall be then vested in them or to which they shall be entitled shall with all convenient speed be assigned and transferred so and in such manner as that the same shall be effectually vested in the surviving or continuing trustee and such new trustee or trustees upon them in trust aforesaid and every such new trustee or trustees shall in all things act in the management carrying on and execution of the said trusts aforesaid in conjunction with the other or others of them who shall survive or continue and in all other aspects and to all intents and purposes whatsoever as if he or they had been originally thereby appointed a trustee or trustees for the purpose aforesaid provided nevertheless that neither of my said trustees shall be liable for more than shall actually be received by them nor for any loss by the failure of any bank or other person or persons in whose hands any part thereof shall remain or be disposed of unless it shall arise from their own respective wilful default or neglect.

I also give and bequeath to Fanny Taswell a daughter of the said George Morris Taswell and to John Skelton the youngest son of the aforesaid John Skelton and Mary Casinagar Moore Skelton and to each of my several godchildren the sum of ten pounds apiece.

I give and bequeath the rest and residue of my personal estate including all the personal given and bequeathed unto me in and by the last will and testament by my late most beloved father Charles Robinson of which I shall be possessed or entitled unto at the time of my decease after the payment of all my just debts funeral expenses and the legacies hereby and herein given and bequeathed as aforesaid unto the aforesaid George Morris Taswell his executors advisors and assigns to and for his own proper use and benefit and I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint the said George Morris Taswell the sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I the said Sarah Hougham the testatrix have to this my last will and testament contained in this and five preceding sheets of paper set my hand and seal that is to say my hand to the bottom of each of the five preceding sheets and my seal on the knot of the first at the top where all the said sheets are fixed together and my hand and seal to this last sheet this twenty-sixth day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine [26 Dec 1829]

(SH)

Sealed published and declared by the said Sarah Hougham the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names hereunto at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other George Baker Barrister at law Canterbury John Port servant of Mrs Hougham Peter Redden Servant of Mrs Hougham

Codicil

I Sarah Hougham of Barton Court in the borough of Longport in the parish of Saint Paul in the county of Kent widow do declare this to be a codicil to my last will and testament which bears date the Twenty-sixth day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine

whereas as under or by virtue of certain indentures of lease and release bearing date respectively on or about the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth days of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen the release being made or expected to be made between the Right Honourable Morris Lord Rokeby Baron Rokeby of a Armagh in Ireland of the first part the Reverend xxx Robinson clerk of the second part my late husband William Hougham esquire deceased and myself the said Sarah Hougham of the third part Joseph Ward gentleman of the fourth part and xxx John Parker esquire and John Partridge gentleman of the fifth part all the manors or lordships or reputed manors or lordships rents fines messuages manor houses cottages part of the parklands and hereditments which were mentioned or described in the second schedule to the indenture of release now in recital with their rights royalties incumbers appurtenances except as herein mentioned were conveyed appointed and assigned to the use of such person or persons for such state or states and for such interest or interests annuity rent charges or otherwise and in such parts shares and proportions and upon such trusts and for such ends intents and purposes and charges and chargeable in such manner and absolutely or conditionally and subject to such powers of revocation and of new appointment and other powers as my said husband William Hougham deceased and myself the said Sarah Hougham at any time or times during our joint life by any writing to be executed and attested in manner thereby proscribed should direct limit or appoint and in default of such direction limitation or appointment to the use of such person or persons for such estate or estates and for such interest or interests by way of annuity rent charge or otherwise and in such parts shares and proportions and upon such trusts and for such ends intents and purposes and charges and chargeable in such manner and xxx absolutely or conditionally and subject to such powers of revocation and new appointment and other powers provisios conditions rotuitions limitations declarations and agreements and the said Sarah Hougham in case I should survive my said husband at any time or times and from time to time during my natural life by any deed or deeds or instrument or instruments in writing to be executed and attested in manner hereby prescribed or by my last will and testament in writing or by any writing in the nature of or purporting to be my last will and testament or any codicil or codicils thereto to be respectively signed sealed published and declared by me in the presence of three or more reliable witnesses and to be attested in my presence by the same witnesses should direct limit give or appoint and in default of such direction limitations and appointments to the xxxx expressed or declared of or concerning the same

and whereas by and indenture bearing date of the first day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen and made or expected to be made by my said late husband and myself of the one part and James Tillard esquire of the other part my said husband William Hougham deceased and myself the said Sarah Hougham in pursuant of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of release of the Thirtieth day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen and in manner thereby prescribed jointly direct limit and appoint that all the said manors or lordships or reputed manors or lordships rents fields messuages cottages and part of the parklands and hereditments to and which are mentioned or described in the schedule annexed to the said indenture now in receit all and every part and parts of the same with there and of the rights royalties incumbers appurtenances should from and immediately after the decease of the survivor of us my said husband William Hougham deceased and myself the said Sarah Hougham be deceased and chargeable with the payment to the said James Tillard his executors advisors and assigns the sum of three thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain upon the trusts therin declared of or concerning the xx by the indenture now in recital and in pursuance of the said power and the manner proscribed by the said indenture of the release of the Thirtieth day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen my said husband William Hougham deceased and myself did jointly direct limit and appoint that the said manors or lordships or reputed manors or lordships rents fines messuages cottages part of the park lands hereditments with their and every of their rights royalties incumbers and appurtenances should immediately after the decease of the survivor of us my said husband William Hougham deceased and myself remain continue and be unto and to the use of the said James Tillard his executors advisors and assigns for the term of one thousand years without impeachment of or for any manner of waste upon the trust in the indenture now in recital declared of or concerning the same and in the said indenture now in recital was contained a proviso that it should be lawful for my said husband William Hougham deceased and myself the said Sarah Hougham at any time or times thereafter during our joint lives by any deed or deeds instrument or instruments in writing to be executed and attested as therein intentioned and after the death of my said husband William Hougham and my life time then subject to and without prejudice to any such joint appointment or revocation to and for me the said Sarah Hougham alone at any time after the death of my said husband by any deed or deeds to be executed or attested as therein intentioned to alter vary revoke determine and make void either in part or in whole the indenture now in recital or all or any part of the charge limitations and appointments thereby made or created or all or any part of the uses trusts intents and purposes herein before limited expected and declared and by the same or any other deed or deeds instrument or instruments to be executed and attested as aforesaid to direct limit or appoint any new use or trusts ends intents and purposes in such sort manner and form and subject to and with and under such xxxx conditions provisos limitations declarations and agreements as said husband William Hougham deceased and myself the said Sarah Hougham or myself alone after the death of my said husband should think proper and whereas my said husband departed this life some few years ago

and whereas by indentures of lease and release and contained in the release and continuation being made or expected to be made between the Right Honourable Matthew Lord Rokeby of the first part John xxx squire and Mary Ann his wife of the second part myself the said Sarah Hougham then a widow of the third part Joseph Stephens xxxx gentleman of the fourth part and the said xxx John Parker and John Partridge of the fifth part one undivided third part of and in the said manors or lordships or reputed manors or lordships rents fines messuages cottages part of the park land and hereditments with their rights royalties incumbers and appurtenances were considered and uses upon such trust and with and subject to such powers provisos and limitations as were by the said indenture of the Thirtieth day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen and the said indenture of the first day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen declared expressed or contained concerning the same hereditments and to respectively or such of the same uses trusts powers provisos and limitations as were then subsisting or capable of taking effect

and whereas by and in the indenture bearing date the Twenty-first day of November One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine and endorsed on the xxx before xx indenture of the first day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen and made or expected to be made between me the said Sarah Hougham of the one part and the Reverend Edward Gregory of the other part

I the said Sarah Hougham in exercise and execution of the power and authority for that purpose reserved and given to me by or by virtue of the herebefore part recited indenture of the first day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen and in manner thereby proscribed did revoke determine and made void the charge limitations and appointments and all and every the uses trusts intents and purposes powers provisos limitations declarations and agreements which in and by the said here before part recited indenture of the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixteen were made or xxx limited expressed declared and contained of and concerning the said Manors or lordships or reputed manors or lordships capital and other messuages or tenements lands and hereditments therein mentioned and referred unto and in and by the said indenture now in recital

I the said Sarah Hougham in further exercise and execution of the power or authority aforesaid did in manner prescribed by the said indenture on the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixteen direct limit and appoint that all and every the said manors or lordships or reputed manors or lordships capital and other messuages or tenements lands and hereditments with their and every of their rights royalties or incumbers and appurtenances should from and immediately after the decease of me the said Sarah Hougham stand and be charged and chargeable with the payment thereout unto the said Edward Gregory his executors advisors and assigns within three calendar months next after my decease of the full and clear sum of three thousand pounds of lawful money of great Britain together with interest for the same in the xxx at and after the rate of five pounds per cent per annum to be computed from the day of my decease in trust for my nephew William Taswell his executors administrators and assigns and for the better and more effectually securing the raising the payment of the said three thousand pounds with interest for the same as aforesaid

I the said Sarah Hougham and in manner prescribed by the said indenture of the first day of may one thousand eight hundred and sixteen further direct and appoint that all and every the said Manors or lordships or reputed manors or lordships capital and other messuages or tenements lands hereditments and premises therein before mentioned or referred unto with their and every of their rights royalties incumbers and appurtenances should from and immediately after my decease go remain continue and be unto and to the use of the said Edward Gregory his executors administrators and assigns for the term of one thousand years without impeachment of or for any manner of waste upon the trusts therein mentioned for raising the said sum of one thousand pounds and interest and in the said indenture now in recital was contained a proviso for xxx of the said term when all the trusts and purposes thereof were fully performed and satisfied or answered or become unnecessary or incapable of taking effect and in the said indenture now in recital such powers of revocation and new appointment were given and reserved to me as therein mentioned now

I the said Sarah Hougham pursuant to and by the force and virtue and in exercise and execution of the power or authority to me for this purpose given or limited by the said herein before part recited indenture of the Thirtieth day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen and the thirteenth day of July One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine or either of them and of every or any other power or authority in any wise enabling me in this behalf do by this codicil to my said last will and testament by me signed sealed and published and declared in the presence of the three credible persons whose names are intended to be hereunder written as witnesses attesting t he signing sealing publishing and declaring of this my codicil by me the said Sarah Hougham direct limit and appoint that subject and without xxxx to the said charge of three thousand pounds and interest so made by the said indenture of the Twenty-first day of November One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine as aforesaid the said term of one thousand years thereby sealed as aforesaid and the trust thereof which I hereby confirm all and every the manors or lordships or reputed manors and lordships rents fines messuages manor houses lands and other hereditments mentioned and described in the said second schedule to the herebefore in part recited indenture the Thirtieth day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen as aforesaid with their and every of their rights royalties incumbers and appurtenances shall from and immediately after my decease go remain and be to and for the use of the said Honourable Henry Montague a Captain in his Majesties regiment of Scots Fusiliers Guards and Lieutenant Colonel in the army the third surviving son of the last Lord Rokeby his heirs and assigns forever

and I do hereby ratify and confirm my said last will and testament of the twenty sixth day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine in all respects in witness whereof I the said Sarah Hougham the testatrix have to two parts of this codicil to my last will and testament each part contained in six sheets of paper set my hand and seal that is to say my hand to the first five sheets thereof and my hand and seal to this sixth and last sheet this seventeenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and and thirty three [17 Sep 1833]

(SH)

signed sealed published and declared by the said Sarah Hougham the testator as and for a codicil to her last will and testament in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jo Burgess Ramsgate Thomas Hodgeman xxx of Ramsgate xxx Strong of Ramsgate.

Proved at London with a codicil the 9th February 1839 before the judge by the oath of George Morris Taswell esquire sole executor to whom administration was granted having been first sworn by xx duly to administer

Transcribed by Robin Young


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